M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
Designed for certified in-service teachers (PK-12), the online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MCI) prepares students for Level II Certification. Offered through partnership with the College's Education Department, the MCI program allows candidates to customize their degree path by selecting a specialized area of study – Integrative STEM, ESL, Interdisciplinary Autistic Support, or Trauma-Informed Practice.
Candidates begin with their specialized content and then complete advanced coursework that emphasizes a constructivist approach, promoting project-based assessments, social-emotional learning, applied practice, and action research.
- Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum mapping, theory, models, and pedagogical approaches.
- Apply these models, theories, and pedagogical approaches in their own practice, across sociocultural contexts, and in diverse learning environments.
- Display commitment and leadership for building learning communities through collaborative strategies and among key stakeholders, including students, parents, educators, and staff.
- Use and apply formal and informal assessment strategies to promote and evaluate the continual intellectual, social-emotional, and personal development of all learners.
- Use and apply instructional technologies to promote and evaluate the continual intellectual, social-emotional, and personal development of all learners.
- Design and conduct action research that explores learning strategies related to classroom, community, or cross-disciplinary issues.
Credits Required: 30-34
Tuition and Tracks:
- 10% Alumni Discount
Other Etown Master's in Education:
Two Ways to Complete Your MCI:
- The full-time, one-year track enables qualified candidates the opportunity to complete the program in one year. Candidates choosing this track benefit from a discounted tuition rate for committing to this full-time program.
- The accelerated part-time track allows busy candidates the flexibility they need to manage a work, life, and graduate school balance. Candidates in this track usually complete the program in two years but have the flexibility to extend that timeframe and step in and out of the program as life requires.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Methods for the 21st Century Teacher
- Customizable experience with specialized coursework in ESL, STEM, Autistic Support, or Trauma Informed Practice
Enhance Your Practice:
- Prepares for Level II Certification
- Immediate application to your classroom
- Emphasis of theory into practice
- Online delivery
- Synchronous and asynchronous opportunities
- No cohort constraints
- Accelerated semesters
- Rolling admission
- $515 per-credit
- No hidden fees
Dr. Peter Licona, Co-Chair, Graduate Education
Dr. Peter Licona holds a B.S. in Secondary Education Biology from Kutztown University, a M.S. in Biology from Bloomsburg University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The Pennsylvania State University. He has spent the last 25 years within the field of education and has taught kindergarten to graduate level courses.
As the coordinator of the graduate programs in education at Elizabethtown College, I am pleased to welcome you to the exciting next step in your professional journey. As a proponent of lifelong learning, I recognize the value of a quality graduate education. A graduate degree in education from Elizabethtown College will afford educational professionals many rewards: deeper pedagogical content knowledge, access to research-based educational literature, collaborative experiences with colleagues, and improved teaching practice.
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